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écmais n i (later also with prothetic f-) I Absence:
éagmais Chríost = absentia Christi TSh. 6387 . easbaidh
65nó éagmais na fíréandachta 3319 . cáid cech n-écmais
omne ignotum pro mirabili SC 43 . Cf. laogh is oirdhearc
éagmais whose absence is noted (?) or whose repute (i.e.
knowledge by hearsay) is wonderful
(?) Hackett xlix 1 .
g s. as attrib. absent: fáitti tecta uaitsiu cot chairdib
5écmaissi CRR §§ 7.8 . 11.12 . grád écmaise love of one
absent or known only by report: uair nochan facaidh si ē
┐ grādh ēcmaisi tuc si dō ZCP xiii 169.12 . CF 107. Cóir
Anm. 38 . Ériu iii 152w . BCC § 113 . cētshercus ēcmaise
Aisl. MC 3.21 . Cf. TSh. 8612 , and grádh éagmais,
10 Keat. ii 5942 .
i n-é. ¤ (1) absolutely: a fiadnaise...i n-ecmais in the
presence (of the owner, etc.
)...in his absence Laws iii 212.6 ;
278.14 Comm. a n-aididh a fer ocus a n-ecmais ii 378.
18 ; 27 Comm. (2) with gen. or poss. (a) in the absence
15of: a n-écmais na mná = uxore absente Lat. L. 79.1 .
ina hecmais in her absence IT i 40.21 . TBC 817.835 .
TBC² 2492 . i n-ecmais a tigerna in his master's absence
Laws iii 230.19 ii 290.23 Comm. (= ZCP xiv 376 ).
CCath. 2214 . bheith i bhféagmhais a chéile separated
20 Dánta Gr.² 95.4 .
(b) separated from, out of the company of: nā bít it
écmais t'ḟian let not thy band be away from thee LL 297b11
= SG 365.11 . nach raibhe énuair do ló 'na hécmais,
Anecd. i 79.11 . Ériu i 96.31 . ag anmain 'na éagmhais,
25 Dán Dé vi 29 . Of place: nach mou na di trath atú ina
hécmais away from it (the city) PH 1060 . Anecd. i 79.7 .
ní bheitheá acht aonbhliadhain a bhféagmhais Eireann
ML 36.11 . a n-oilethre a bfhecmais mo tíri BCC § 67 .
§ 128 . TSh. 6041 . Similarly: bātar fri rē secht lā a
30n-ēcmais a corp (of temporarily disembodied spirits), Arch.
iii 225.1 . is fada ata Fer D. a n-egmais in comlaind
ZCP x 304.11 .
(c) of things, without, deprived of, lacking (with gen.
of obj.): ní dlíg læch a enecland dia mbé i n-ecmais a
35arm TBC² 1671 . TBC 4094 . a cuirp i n-écmais a cend
without heads 702 . 689 . a n-ecmais ceille codnaid `without
the sense of a grown man
' (of a minor) Laws v 510.22
Comm. a n-egmais mu cuind ┐ mo ceille do geallus[s]a
he I was wanting my sense when I promised it ZCP x
40303.23 . Aen. 902 . i n-ecmais ecnai without wisdom PH
6861 . is maith mor in almsa i n-écmais na háine eleemosyna
sine ieiunio bonum est 4971 . is marb in corp indecmais
in anma 8384 . badar imda maic rig...a n-egmais a
n-anma (i.e. dead, slain) RC xxiv 50 § 10 . ata (an firmamint)
45a n-egmuis gach uili cāil da cāilib na cethardūla without
any of the properties
ITS xiv 60.15 . ba dóig la C.i
n-ecmais a ḟessa ┐ a eolusa, ba hí Medb bói and C. thought,
in the absence of knowledge [information
], that it was M.
TBC 1561 . 2845 . 4444 (a formula, not in St). a bfegmuis
50t'eoluis thanagsa without thy guidance RC xxix 116.4 .
Prov. phr.: boegal i n-ecmais omain PH 3010 .
(d) lacking to (with gen. of pers. or thing deprived;
in a few of the exx. cited it would be possible to take 'na é.
as a stereotyped phr., absent , but this explanation is not
55well supported): is amlaid atracht F ... | ┐ a ech féin na
láim | slán uile etir chend iss choiss | bái cach anim 'na
écmais LL 207a47 = RC vii 302 and Duan. Ḟ. i p. 30 .
biaid do mind rig at egmais araen red chend, TTebe 854 .
imleagan oireachais Eireann um ḟeagmais ML 106.1 . an
60chundae uile do bheith 'na bhféagmhais, Maguires of F. § 90 .
gach ferann da mbaoi ina n-eccmais re fedh a n-aimhreitigh
all the lands which had been alienated FM iv 868.23 .
Laws iv 290.12 Comm. Maund. 130 . leth a cinn ina
fegmuis ZCP vi 53.12 . a lethbrócc ime ┐ a lethbrog
65eli na fecmais BCC § 282 .
(e) apart from, i.e. other than; except; not including,
besides, as well as: damad ac neoch dib i n-ecmais
a chéile robeith `if it belonged to one of them inde-
pendently of the other
' Laws iii 126.14 Comm. budh bean
5ḟir at égmhuissea of another man than thou IGT, Decl. ex.
1056 . as imdha...adba aili ocon Coimdhi a n-ecmais
na hindsi-seo, Lism. L. 3703. BNnÉ 234 § 153 . ba
haoibhne leis oirisiumh...ann inás ingach ionadh a nErinn
ina égmuis ITS xii 36.17 . except: na plaineid uili a
10n-egmuis an rē except the moon ITS xiv 86.28 ; 126.2 .
nach tainic...a fecmais daendachta Crist, duine bud ferr
inā é BCC § 216 . § 241 . i n-é. ¤ co except that; for
all that: atait siad fein neamhcumusca a n-egmais co
n-abartar a mbeth cumasca even though ITS xiv 14.14 .
15 secht cenela fichet i n-ecmais a fochenel besides their sub-
tribes
Rawl. 77b3 . Duan. Ḟ. i p. 16.23 . Ériu i 80.21 .
FM iii 424.4 . ma ta tech aile aice a n-ecmais in dūin sin
Laws v 170.7 Comm. ITS xiv 98.8 . Keat. iii 1039 .
deismirecht ar na huile dainib 'na egmuis `for all people
20besides himself
' Laws v 214.22 Comm. nach iad Dál
Riada amháin...acht dronga oile 'na n-éagmais Keat.
ii 5912 .
In ref. to a period of time: ar an satharn a n-eugmais
an chorgais a Saturday outside Lent Rule of T. § 72 =
25 echdar corgus, Mon. Tall. § 22 .
(f) outside, adjoining: o ná fuairsiot i fféccmais an
bhaile iatt FM vi 1966.9 . deich mile persa...ag a ttabairt
suass a ngioll ar in tig sin a ffegmuis na heguilsi ┐ innte
ier n-i[n]mhedhon in that house apart from the church and
30in the interior of the church
Fl. Earls 180.8 .
II Affectionate remembrance, longing, affection, love (?);
this meaning may have arisen from the associations of
écmais = absence, e.g. grád écmaise: dom shíorrún Raemonn
...tabhair cuimhniughadh géar éaghmaise is annsachta,
35 Hackett xxxv 3 (cf. TSh. 8612 ). a pháirt damh ní
áirmhim ná a aoibhe, | a éagmais ghnáith 's a ghrádh 's a
dhíoghrais, ib. xxxix 19 .

écmaisech adj o-ā (écmais) absent, applied to love for
one unseen: grádh éagmaiseach tug Moiriath inghean
40Scoiriath dó ar méid na clú do bhí air `violent passion'
Keat. ii 2556 . do thug sí grádh eagmaiseach d' Eoghan
23 E 26, 23 (`very great love' J. Fleming, RIA slips).
In both exx. the translators appear to be thinking of
éccuimsech, of which a metathetic form écmuisech may
45have arisen. If not a mistake for teagmhuiseach (cf.
tegmaiseach accidental FM iv 768.7 ), the follg. is
perhaps rather to be referred to éccuibsech: cínneamhuin,
miothapadh, anrath, tubaisde, earchal, neith eagmhuiseach
a chance Kirk = Arch. iii 150 .

50 ecmong, ecmoc (vn. of ad-cumaing).
I A happening, occurrence, hence a point, conjuncture;
always in d s. in the phrase: i n-e. ¤ na rée-se (┐ na haimsire-
se) at this particular time, on this occasion ; a common
formula in sermons and orations on special occasions or
55festivals of saints: in firén...diata airtach i n-ecmong na
réasea ocus na haimsiri, Trip. 174 . inti diata lith ┐ foraith-
met a n-ecmhong na ree-sea ┐ na haimsire, Lism. L. 32 .
in-ecmong, etc. 4630 . PH 6523 : YBL 164a49 . i n-ecmung,
etc. PH 1475 . i n-ecmoc 1104 . 1106 . ind-ecmaing na
60ree-sea, BColm. 4.3 . Anecd. ii 11.23 . In other con-
texts: is i n-ecmong ra ree-sin ┐ na hamsire roboi isin fhích
...aroli fer at that time and period there dwelt a certain
man
PH 6532 . marbh in righan Iulia i necmung na
réisi ┐ na haimsire, CCath. 207 . is in-e[c]mung na rea-
65sin ┐ na haimsire-sin rofaillsigit faistineada 819 . i n-ecmaing
na ree sin tánaicc an iustís `at that time' (on the day
appointed) FM vi 1954.6 . i n-eacmhaing na ree sin .i. isin
ffoghmhar 2332.10 . MR 260.8 . II Lapse, conclusion of a
period of time: an tir d'fagbhail doibh i n-ecmaing (.i. i
5ndeiredh) na ree sin at the end of that period FM ii 610.15 .
bátar annsidhe co cent naoi míos...┐ rochuir na géill i
n-eacmhaing na ree sin go Donnchadh 642.13 . i
n-ecmhaing naoi mbliadhna iar ccath Cluana tarbh
800.11 . In: roraitaigestar C. an ecmhuing lamdo do-
10gnid an ingen ZCP xiii 262.22 , the true reading may be
acmhaing capacity, etc. Cf. curub o fine dligtigh gebus e .i.
og a mbia eacmuing na neche sin `who is able to bear these
things
' Laws ii 284.14 Comm.